Two sneak preview episodes from the second season of the irreverent and critically-acclaimed Starz comedy series, “Party Down,” will be made available for free on-demand and online viewing beginning April 21st. “Party Down” returns to Starz for its much-anticipated second season on Friday, April 23rd at 10:00 PM (ET/PT).
“Party Down” preview opportunities are available in more than 53 million video households – record participation for Starz Entertainment. Cable, satellite and Telco affiliates offering the free on-demand sampling opportunities for two full episodes of “Party Down” season two and two additional episodes from season one include (alphabetically):
Blue Ridge Communications (HD), Buckeye CableSystem, Cablevision, Charter Communications (HD), Comcast, Cox Communications (HD), DIRECTV (HD), Mediacom Communications Corporation (HD), Midcontinent Communications, RCN (HD), Service Electric Cablevision, and Verizon FiOS
(“HD” noted above = additional HD On Demand availability for free preview)
DIRECTV’s The 101 Network will also offer two new “Party Down” episodes, in both HD and standard definition, beginning with the season two debut episode on April 22nd at 11:00 PM (ET/PT) followed by a second new episode on April 29th at 11:00 PM (ET/PT). This sneak peek at season two will air alongside a pair of episodes from season one. All four episodes will re-air multiple times on The 101 Network during the balance of April and May.
AT&T will offer U-verse subscribers a “Party Down” preview on Buzz in HD with two new episodes, a favorite episode from last season, and other behind the scenes footage on April 21st at 11:30 PM (ET/PT). An encore performance of the special “Party Down” block will air on April 28th at 11:30 PM (ET/PT).
Fancast XFINITY TV (www.fancast.com) will have four “Party Down” full-episode previews in HD – including two from the new season – available for early sampling by streaming on April 21st. The four episodes will also be available April 21st to sample in a premium, full-screen format on Starz.com (www.starz.com/partydown). Digital partners Amazon Video-on-Demand, iTunes, PlayStation Network, and Zune/Xbox LIVE will make available the new season debut of “Party Down” for free download via podcast on April 23rd. Additionally, a free episode from last season will be made available this same week at the digital partners’ EST storefronts alongside the rest of last season’s episodes, now available for purchase.
“Party Down: Waiter Wobble” iPhone/iPod Touch game, iTunes Storefront
Starz Digital Media has also released the new “Party Down: Waiter Wobble” game. Available in the iTunes App Store, “Party Down: Waiter Wobble” is optimized for play on the iPhone and iPod Touch, and compatible with the iPad. Developed in conjunction with Avatar Labs, the object of the game is to serve drinks for your guests using the iPod motion sensor technology and specifically, keep beverages from falling off of your serving tray.
Fancier drink requests, larger orders, and an increasing propensity by your “Party Down” server to consume/siphon off the drinks, all add up to a challenge and wobbly good time. The “Party Down: Waiter Wobble” game costs $0.99.
The iTunes “Party Down” storefront contains everything for the “Party Down” fan including the “Party Down: Waiter Wobble” game, a free downloadable podcast that includes the season two debut episode, other “Party Down” video materials, and all the season one episodes – one free episode and the rest for EST purchase.
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